It’s been so long that I had forgotten how to log on and edit my website. But so much is happening, and maybe I’ve started nesting, because I suddenly feel compelled to write an update.
So we are expecting a baby on the 12th of October! Any day now… It’s been a rough pregnancy, with terrible morning sickness for the first 20 weeks.
I was desperate to know the gender, so at 9 weeks took a blood test which supposedly gives you accurate gender results (95% accurate). The results revealed I was having a boy. Full disclosure- I was disappointed, and spent the ensuing weeks planning a fifth child- my longed for daughter. But there will be no more children, as at the 20 week scan, it showed a girl! I’ve since had two more gender ultrasounds, and the harmony blood test, to confirm it is indeed a girl.
Because we like a challenge, we are moving house tomorrow to temporary digs, whilst we rebuild on our existing block. The house we’re moving into is not pretty. In fact, a relative recently purchased the house with the intent of demolishing it. It is not even worthy of being renovated.
But it is in an excellent location, close to cafes, school and where we are building. And it is better than my husband’s alternative to buy another property to move into whilst building, with the hopes to develop it and gain tax advantages through it being a principal place of residence. Because another building project is exactly what you want to tackle when you have a new baby and are building your ‘forever’ home.
Anyway, the move seems under control. We’ve moved much of our furniture into a storage facility, and will be taking just the basics to the temporary house. The removalists will be here at 7am tomorrow morning for furniture, but we’ve already started moving/ unpacking boxes. Am being guided by konmari in decluttering, which is also making the move manageable.
I’m going to have to leave it there for now, as I have to clean the refrigerator and email the gender test company for a refund.
I hope you are well. Have missed you. x